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The village of Anavatos, 16 Km from town, is built on a conical cliff 450 meters above sea level, with steep sides to the south and west, and with only a single access to the north.

The people took advantage of the natural fortification of this cliff, and strengthened it with a circular wall surrounding the houses that seem to be glued, one to the other. Together with the cliff, the village made up the defensive perimeter of the fortress.
The 400 houses inside the walls were narrow and built of grey stone taken from the same mountain. As a result you can hardly distiguise the vilagge from far away. The buildings have flat wooden roofs, low doors and tiny windows.

The village was abandoned after the slaughters of Chios by Turks in 1822 and in our days it is a national Monument for all the Chians and Greeks.

 

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